London operator Golden Tours has recently taken delivery of eight new coaches from Volvo Bus. The new coaches, based on B11R chassis, are some of the first to feature a new MCV body style.
The coaches will be used on the operator’s London tours and day trips.
“We are a longstanding customer of Volvo having ordered more than 30 vehicles in the past three years alone, including 20 B5TL buses,” says Golden Tours managing director Mikesh Palan. “For more than three decades, Golden Tours has been providing guests from various countries across the world with luxurious travel and an unrivalled range of top-quality London tours.
“We have always been proud of our passion towards customer care and value for money and we believe the expansion of our fleet network with these new Volvos B11Rs will substantially help us strengthen this claim.”
The new coaches have 53 seats, tray back tables, individual USB sockets, footrests and leather side and headrest seat trims. A Sutrak air-conditioning system is included along with Bosch DAB digital radio and bespoke 19-in front and centre flatscreen TVs, and a Shades centre-sunken demountable toilet.
Palan adds: “We have gone that extra mile to ensure that we are providing our customers with all the luxury and comfort needed to best enjoy their tour experiences around the UK.
“The B11R is also well-known as the best option in the market today in terms of fuel efficiency and performance and this was key in the decision made to purchase these vehicles, especially with ongoing regulatory changes in and around London.”
Golden Tours is an open-top bus and coach tour operator based in London. The company was established in 1984, initially offering airport transfers and coach tours for the London tourist market. In June 2011, Golden Tours began operating open top bus services within central London and in early 2012, became the preferred partner of Warner Bros. Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter and runs an hourly bus service to the studios in Leavesden near Watford.